HC Deb 10 November 1938 vol 341 cc295-6
58. Miss Wilkinson

asked the Minister of Health whether he will consider making arrangements whereby the wives and children of persons insured under the National Health Insurance scheme may become entitled to medical benefit under the panel system?

Mr. Elliot

I regret that I cannot hold out any prospect of the introduction of legislation for this purpose at the present time.

Miss Wilkinson

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the vast amount of preventable sickness and illness among women and young children in view of the fact that they cannot afford to pay for doctors? Does he consider that this should go on?

Mr. Elliot

We have to do one thing at a time. I hope very much that we shall be able to do something about this before very long.